apap production studio Berlin · Performance · Deutschlandpremiere
In the frame of Open Spaces - Herbst
Is it possible to access an artist, through a moment of their artistic creation? Access their personal story?
»Collection of Artists« is the third chapter of Raquel André‘s »Collection of People«. This new work deals with dancers, choreographers, visual and performing artists, their practices and work tools, as well as their thoughts and biographies. Raquel André navigates through reality and fiction, fantasy and impossibility, daily and artistic life while seeking to collect the ephemeral and choreograph it into something concrete and possible through a poetic approach. As of September 2019, André has collected artists in Bergen, Faro, Warsaw, Salzburg, Cincinnati, New York, Loulé, Berlin, Orléans, Lisbon and Porto.
Artist Talk after both performances.
By & with Raquel André | Co-creation: António Pedro Lopes, Bernardo de Almeida & Raquel André | Production: Missanga | Set Design: Jozef Wouters & Lila John | Music: Odete | Light Design: Carin Geada | Costume: José António Tenente | Artistic Collaboration: Joana Brito Silva | Co-production: Teatro Nacional D.Maria II (PT), BIT Teatergarasjen (NOR), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati (USA), Tanzfabrik Berlin (GER), Cialou/Mysl Foundation (POL), casaBranca – Festival Verão Azul / Cine-Teatro Louletano (PT), O Espaço do Tempo (PT), FITEI (PT) | Financial Support: República Portuguesa - Cultura/ Direcção Geral das Artes, Artistic Residencies BIT Teatergarasjen, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Cialou/Mysl Foundation, Cine-Teatro Louletano, Teatro das Figuras - Faro (PT), O Espaço do Tempo, FITEI, SZENE ( AT), Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, CDN Orleáns (FR), Chocolate Factory Theater (USA) | Financial Support USA Artistic residencies: FLAD - Fundação Luso Americana para o Desenvolvimento | Project supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020 - a project co-founded by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Raquel André was born in Caneças (Odivelas - Portugal) in 1986. She started her artistic path as long as she remembers. One day she took a box full of handwritten letters, a correspondence from a family in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, and from then she made her first performance in 2009. Since then she started having an interest in collecting. Specially in the idea of how to collect in the Performing Arts, about which she wrote a master thesis at University Federal of Rio de Janeiro (2016) mentored by researcher and performer Eleonora Fabião with a scholarship by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. She studied in the Theater and Cinema School of Lisbon, and then worked with several portuguese artists from different artistic languages, she made television, and showed her own performance work in Portugal, Spain, Poland, Cuba, Argentina and Brazil. She’s currently an APAP artist under the support of Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisbon-PT). She lives in the Rio-Lisbon bridge.